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HR Business Partner

Posted 9 March by Jisc Easy Apply Featured Ended

HR Business Partner

Salary: c. £45,000 per annum (+ London weighting)

Contract: permanent/ full-time

Location: London, Harwell or Bristol

About us

It's a truly exciting time to join us. The people services team is transforming, and leading a range of organisational wide people developments.

Through these activities we are seeking to dramatically enhance our employees experience and help make Jisc an even greater place to work. This role is an opportunity for you to really make an impact.

Jisc is helping to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of innovation within UK education and research - by mobilising the very best people and technologies in the application of digital thinking, digital content and connectivity.

It's our vision to enable the UK to become the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. It's a bold statement, but one that we're determined to fulfil.

About the role

This is a varied, fast-paced, fully generalist role where you will work on all aspects of HR on an operational and strategic basis.

We're in the process of implementing a three-year people plan which is revolutionising the way we work. We're moving to a light touch, commercially focused way of practicing HR, where we provide the tools, skills, and knowledge to our managers to help them become great managers and leaders.

As a HR business partner at Jisc, you'll work in true partnership with your allocated directorates. You'll be an extension of their team, providing advice and consultancy on a range of issues, and coaching them to help them achieve their goals.

You'll also work on a range of interesting and challenging projects, working strategically to ensure we meet our organisational objectives and all work within a high performing, commercially focused, and engaging working environment.

About you

You will be need CIPD qualified, with a solid generalist background. You'll have sound judgement and be able to advise on complex employee relations matters, combined with familiarity of working with employee representative groups.

You'll thrive on pace and change, be flexible in your approach and be able to deliver to agreed timescales while being innovative and creative. You will understand the importance of strategic people management while maintaining a firm grip on operational delivery. You'll need to be super planned and organised, be able to keep multiple plates spinning, and have great attention to detail whilst you're doing it.

You'll need to be credible, confident and be able to make a positive impression quickly.

It's so important to us that you're a team player - we're a close-knit team, that has each other's backs, and we all pull together to get things done.

This isn't a role where you'll have to "fit in" with existing ways of working, you can really make an impact and help to shape the agenda.


  • 25 days annual leave, plus 3 extra days for our Christmas closure, in addition to eight bank holidays
  • Our generous USS contributory pension scheme (8% employee and 18% employer contribution)
  • Competitive maternity, adoption and paternity arrangements
  • Death-in-service benefit of three times salary
  • Several staff schemes including season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work, eye care, employee assistance
  • Opportunity for performance-related pay progression
  • IT discounts with selected suppliers


This role can be located in London, Harwell or Bristol. (We are more concerned with the right mix of skills and experience than location)

Jisc is a geographically-distributed organisation and travel across the UK will be required.

Difference is good, and here at Jisc we want to celebrate it. So regardless of your background or personal characteristics, if you are great at what you do, we want to hear from you.

No agencies please.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So, if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

Reference: 34649825

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